A leading nursing academic has been suspended from the register for 18 months over allegations he was having a sexual relationship with a vulnerable service user and inappropriately accepted £6,000 from them.
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust is expecting to cut around 20 qualified nursing positions over 2011-12, Nursing Times has learned.
Croydon University Hospital has been ordered to take action to address shortages of midwives in its maternity unit by the Care Quality Commission.
Nursing school under threat of closureSubscription
The future of one of the UK’s top nursing schools is in doubt, sparking fears that others will also close as education budget cuts start to bite.
Student nurses in Scotland should be employed on “proper salaries” rather than given bursaries, in order to tackle course drop-out rates, Unison Scotland has said in a manifesto for public services.
A new director has been appointed at the National Nursing Research Unit (NNRU) at King’s College London.
Two extra nurses to work with patients with learning disabilities when they go to hospital in Lincolnshire have been appointed.
Senior nurses face role reassessmentSubscription
All senior nurses at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust are set to have their jobs reassessed and some may be downgraded.
Nurses have been told they must highlight the effects of NHS efficiencies on the quality of services and not let politicians label them as simply having a vested interest.
Health inequalities and variations in NHS care quality could worsen if the role of nurses in GP consortia commissioning is not written into the Health and Social Care Bill 2011, the head of the Royal College of Nursing warned MPs this week.